Halma by Katrin Schubert


October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
Adult M
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When you ask me why I love brioche knitting, this is the answer! It is so squishy, always surprising and never becomes boring!

The HALMA hat is showing crossed brioche lines all around and an easy peasy crown solution. The transition from brim to pattern is perfect to make you familiar to the pattern, which is a combination of well-known brioche stitches.

The hat has a brim, is very stretchy, slightly slouchy and well-fitting at the same time. It’s important to note that there are a few 4-stitch-decreases to be knit. You can do it, knitters!

The hat can be knit in multiple sizes only by changing needle size and gauge; Block the finished cap over a steep-sided bowl or other head-shaped form to smooth the crown.

The pattern includes step by step instructions and pictures how to knit the 4-stitch-decrease & increase.

17 1/4”/44cm to fit head circumference 21”-23 1/2”/54-60cm.


Altogether 240yd/220m of DK weight yarn (120 yd/110m of each color).
Orange version shown was knit with La Bien Aimèe Merino DK (100% Merino, 252yds/230m-115g) in RGO Tomato (MC) and Caramel (CC).
Gray version shown was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino, 225yards 206m per skein) in Telegraph Wire (MC) an Antique Moonstone (CC).

Size 4 US/3,5mm 16”/40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

Stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in ends.

19 sts, 22 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked brioche stitch

Cast on, k, p, sl1yo, brk, brp, brRsldec, brLsldec, br4stdec, dec4inc4.